American Recycler News, Inc.


Republic Services, Fortistar and Duke Energy dedicate newest landfill-gas-to-energy facility

Republic Services, Inc., Fortistar and Duke Energy dedicated a new, state-of-the-art landfill gas-to-energy plant in North Carolina with a ribbon cutting event at the site.

The facility began commercial deliveries of renewable power to Duke Energy Carolinas on February 16, 2012 under a long term power purchase agreement.

Fortistar recently finalized the construction on the 11.5 megawatt renewable energy facility, called Concord Energy Renewable Gas to Energy Plant, at Republic Services’ CMS landfill in Concord, North Carolina.

The Concord Energy facility utilizes landfill gas to fuel two Solar Taurus turbines, each capable of generating over 5.5 megawatts, and combined with the associated landfill gas conditioning and compression equipment, will meet the total electrical energy needs of nearly 7,700 North Carolina residences.